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Shades of Long Island National Black Business Month Networking Mixer & Fireside Chat Recap

Shades of Long Island National Black Business Month Networking Mixer & Fireside Chat Recap

At the Digital Ballpark in Plainview, Long Island professionals came together to network, exchange ideas and receive gems during our info-packed fireside chat. Networking with food and Vidigal Wine sponsored by Grayscale Media was followed by a discussion with Lionel Chitty, the Nassau County Executive Director for Minority Affairs. Chitty’s witty and insightful commentary informed …

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The Can't-Miss Long Island Networking Event That is Honoring National Black Business Month

The Can’t-Miss Long Island Networking Event That is Honoring National Black Business Month

Running a small business can be tough. A million tabs a day are constantly open in your mind and on your laptop. Between emails, newsletters, demographics, content creation, meetings we could go on forever with a myriad of tasks that come with owning your own business. During Long Island’s premier networking event at the Digital …

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Black Women in Media Aims to Circulate the Black Dollar While Celebrating Blackness During Juneteenth Event

According to a study conducted by the Selig Center for Economic Growth, the Black dollar only stays within the Black community after one purchase. In white communities, a dollar circulates numerous times. In the Hispanic community, a dollar circulates six times and in the Asian community, it circulates nine times. One organization working to increase …

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This Organization Aims to Celebrate Juneteenth Authentically with 2nd Annual Cultural Festival in Hicksville

This Organization Aims to Celebrate Juneteenth Authentically with 2nd Annual Cultural Festival in Hicksville

The Second Annual Juneteenth Cultural Festival is coming to Hicksville. Founded by the Black Legacy Partners, the event showcases Black culture on Long Island.  “We wanted to be the official Juneteenth event company to do this celebration in Long Island,” said Kestle Bess, founder and president of the Black Legacy Partners. “We wanted to make …

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The Black Business Gala Coming to Long Island to Celebrate Black Entrepreneurship

With every new Black business created, the African-American community inches closer towards economic equality according to Richalin Rodney, founder of Long Island’s The Black Business Gala. “The racial wealth gap that people of color have lived through is lessened,” said Rodney. “Jobs are created in the Black community, and visibility and representation for the youth …

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Long Island 2021 Pride Month Events to Check Out Both Virtual and in-Person

Long Island 2021 Pride Month Events to Check Out Both Virtual and in-Person

Pride month is officially underway, and so is the growing list of pride events on Long Island. Though the festivities of last year’s pride month fell short due to COVID-19 restrictions, this year there are all types of events for LGBTQ+ and allies to attend. Many festivities will take place throughout June, happening place virtually …

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The Colored Colors Hybrid Art Festival Sponsored by The Vybe Lounge Set to Help Artists Recover from the Pandemic

As vaccinations start to roll out and the world begins to reopen, people are getting back to what they love. For artists and musicians, the pandemic took a huge chunk of business out of the industry.  Kierah Thompson, owner of The Vybe Lounge partnered with Colored Colors to help bring revenue back into the community …

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